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Samurai Blue Sushi & Sake Bar

#64 of 1,891 Restaurants in Tampa
#65 of 2,085 Places to Eat in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Historic Ybor
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1600 E 8th Ave Ste C208, Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 242-6688
Website
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 50
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Sushi

We thought the Sushi was fresh and delicious. They had some very original rolls I can guarantee that you won't find at other Sushi places . The prices were in line with prices of mosr sushi places bur in mind mind we got better tasting sushi then most places serve. I am a sushi lover been to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
ffdelgaudio
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West Palm Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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West Palm Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We thought the Sushi was fresh and delicious. They had some very original rolls I can guarantee that you won't find at other Sushi places . The prices were in line with prices of mosr sushi places bur in mind mind we got better tasting sushi then most places serve. I am a sushi lover been to many places. They... More 

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Largo, Florida, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Made our reservation (recommended) and were immediately seated upon arrival. (nice touch). Our waiter was most personable and chatted with us for a moment before bringing us our drinks. One of my biggest peeves is the wait staff pouncing on me as soon as I sit down and wanting to know what I want to drink. If they do this,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The sushi was delicious and had a great presentation. We love going to this restaurant as long as we're up for a night of loudness. If the restaurant would change their decor they could have more of the noise absorbed. Then this place would be excellent.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

One of the worst restaurant experiences I've ever had. It took 30 minutes for my wife to get her wine which was a lovely warm, white wine. Spring rolls tasted like fried baby food. Edamame was cold. My wife ordered a Bagel role and it had the least amount of fish I've ever seen in a sushi roll. When I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Excellent services, Excellent food amd Excellent atmosphere. Very very pleased with this restaurant!!!! The bathrooms were even clean.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We've been coming to Samurai Blue over the years and have always been impressed with the quality and freshness of everything they serve. Last night was no exception, we started with the Hamachi Kama (Tuna cheeks), simply the best appetizer they have amongst many good ones. Us locals love it and they sell so fast that we know that by... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I've been to this restaurant five times, I finally decided I should write a review because it's been a consistent experience. The sushi is great! The presentation is great, the freshness is exactly what you would want from a sushi restaurant. However, the service all five times was terrible and very frustrating. I tried various tables, sushi bar and booth... More 

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florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Couldn't believe how tasty the sushi was here. Well-prepared, well-sauced, well-served. This will be what all sushi going forward will have to compete with.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

We had an excellent evening! We had reservations and were seated immediately by an adorable hostess. We asked about the history of this impressive building and the hostess seemed happy to tell us about it. The building is very cool and just gives this restaurant so much character. Our waitress, Alex was exceptional and the sushi and cocktails were excellent!... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We ate at the sushi bar. Great, fresh sushi! The sushi chefs are fun and you get your food quick. Bar was a bit slow but otherwise wonderful, nice service. Cool building too. It is not your typical Japanese sushi place. Worth going tol.

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Additional Information about Samurai Blue Sushi & Sake Bar

Address: 1600 E 8th Ave Ste C208, Tampa, FL 33605
Phone Number: (813) 242-6688
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1600 E 8th Ave Ste C208, Tampa, FL 33605
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
  • Neighborhood: Historic Ybor
  • Phone Number: (813) 242-6688

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?